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Simple water test may help prevent bone disease in India 18.11.2017 The Tribune
London A simple colour-changing test to rapidly detect fluoride in drinking water may help prevent skeletal fluorosis, a crippling bone disease, in developing countries such as India, scientists said. While low amounts of fluoride are beneficial for healthy teeth, high levels of fluoride can weaken bones, leading to skeletal fluorosis, said researchers at the University of Bath in the UK. This disease causes crippling deformities of the spine and joints, especially in children whose skeletons are still forming, they said. When water passes over certain minerals, it can dissolve fluoride, which results in elevated levels of fluoride in drinking water sources in parts of India, East Africa, China and North America. Levels of fluoride in drinking water are routinely monitored and controlled at treatment works in developed countries. However, in areas where there is no piped water system or treatment works, people rely on drawing untreated water from wells, which can often be contaminated with higher than ...
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Extricated from an unusual arrangement 18.11.2017 Hindu: Open Page
When the domestic help ‘mortgaged’ his employer and his wife
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BMC to distribute recycled sewage water in Mumbai 18.11.2017 news
Mumbai is likely to get 1,700 MLD of treated water every day for non-potable use in few years time. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is developing a parallel network to distribute recycled sewage water, and has appointed consultants to draw the plan. The other good news for the civic body is that after revised discharged norms were notified by the MoEF for the construction of sewage treatment plants, there will be a dip in the project cost by almost 20%. File picture of a sewage plant in the city, for representational purposes only A sigh of relief Under the Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project (MSDP) – 2, the civic body has plans to construct and upgrade seven waste water treatment facilities or sewerage treatment plants (STP) at Colaba, Worli, Dharavi, Bandra, Bhandup, Ghatkopar and Malad to treat sewage to the level where the water can be reused. While MSDP-2 estimated at Rs12,000 crore was supposed to be completed 10 years back, except for the plant at Colaba, the other treatment plants are ...
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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena ‘donates’ Rs 2 crore for farmers, embarrasses BJP 18.11.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday donated Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister’s Farmers Relief Fund
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Activists appear before Commission 18.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Environmental activist S. Mugilan, who is lodged in Palayamkottai Central Prison, appeared before the Justice S. Rajeswaran Inquiry Commission probing the violence during the jallikattu agitation at ...
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Chennai: Lack of funds hits Rs 3,000 crore projects 18.11.2017
Chennai: Shortage of funds in TN local bodies has come as a cropper stalling major infrastructure proposals across the state. Projects worth more than Rs 3,000 crore starting from flyovers, subways, integrated drinking water projects and new stormwater drains in Chennai and other parts of the state are pending for the past three years and some of the projects are all set to be shelved, confirmed confidential sources with secretariat. In Chennai, the city corporation has already stalled proposals like construction of new flyovers at Valluvar Kottam, Chetpet, Mandaveli, Egmore and commissioning of Amma theatre and Amma weekly markets, which were earlier announced in corporation council. The extension of Usman Road flyover in T Nagar and construction of multi storey parking lots also remains a non-starter. "There are no signs of major projects coming to TN and the Japan consortium which earlier assured funding for stormwater drains and other civic infrastructure projects had also expressed lack of ...
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Chennai Corporation evicts 387 families from Cooum banks 18.11.2017
CHENNAI: Government buildings encroaching Cooum riverbanks will soon have to face the bulldozers if the Chennai Corporation Deputy Commissioner (Works) really meant what he said while evicting laymen from banks of the Cooum. Based on the report of the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust (CRRT), the Greater Chennai Corporation had begun evicting encroachments along Cooum and Adyar rivers. In one such move, the civic body, on Friday evicted 387 families from Muthu Mariamman Nagar, Arumbakkam, who made Cooum river bank their home. M. Govinda Rao, Deputy Commissioner (Works), and other officials supervised the eviction drive. "The eviction drive has been conducted with the full cooperation of the public. The enumeration process is going on to find residents who were deprived of Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board houses," M. Govinda Rao said. The deputy commissioner also asserted that the government buildings encroaching the river bank will be evicted. "If Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board ...
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NGT appoints local commissioner to inspect Bhiwadi industries 18.11.2017 PTI: All news
NGT appoints local commissioner to inspect Bhiwadi industries
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NGT refuses to quash environmental clearance to Amaravati 18.11.2017 PTI: All news
NGT refuses to quash environmental clearance to Amaravati
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Tadepalli struggles with water problem 18.11.2017
Guntur: Tadepalli, the entry point of the new capital city of Amaravati, which has a population of 54,362 people, is having a drinking water problem despite being situated on the banks of the Krishna river. The influx of people to the place increased after the announcement of the new capital but the water supply was not increased accordingly. The locals are upset that earlier they would get a plentiful supply of water but now they were forced to purchase drinking water. The locals lament that Guntur city, situated at a distance of 34 km, Tenali situated at a distance of 29 km and Mangalagiri, situated at a distance of 9 km, are getting water directly from the Krishna river but the Tadepalli people cannot quench their thirst. The Tadepalli municipality supplies protected water from the Krishna river and borewells to 3,851 household connections, 513 public taps and usable water in slums through 196 hand bores. Locals L. Sivakrishna and others said the water pumping station on the banks of the ...
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State aims to irrigate 40 lakh hectares 18.11.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
Last year, the state had set a goal of bringing 28 lakh hectares under irrigation.
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24 sites to have sensors under hydro project 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 17 Nineteen sites have been identified for setting up a system to monitor water discharge in rivers and streams of Punjab under the National Hydrology Project (NHP), besides five sites where automatic weather stations (AWS) would be installed. It is envisaged that the NHP will improve reservoir operations by providing optimal dam filling and release schedules through timely and reliable data acquisition, storage, collation and management of water resources. This would result in releasing greater quantities of water for hydroelectric power generation, irrigation, drinking and industrial supply. According to studies, additional hydroelectric power generation from the NHP in Punjab is expected to be around 40 MW, resulting in an annual incremental benefit of Rs11.8 crore. The additional availability of water for irrigation, drinking and industrial production is assumed to be 4.7, 0.5 and 5.1 million cubic metres, respectively, with a combined annual incremental ...
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The superbugs of Hyderabad 18.11.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Effluent from pharmaceutical companies contain high concentrations of antibiotics that are turning the city’s lakes and sewers into breeding grounds of drug-resistant superbugs. Priyanka Pulla reports on a terrifying threat that could hasten the end of the antibiotic era
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National Green Tribunal gives nod to Amaravati 18.11.2017
Hyderabad: In a massive relief for the AP government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday accorded approval for construction of the capital city Amaravati. It observed that there was no better site than the one presented before the tribunal. While declining to set aside the environmental clearance granted for the capital city project on October 9, 2015, a three-member bench of the NGT said, "We hold and declare that the project falls under category "B" of the EIA Notification of 2006, and thus the imposition of additional conditions would be necessary." NGT Bench: Various factors balanced while giving the nod  The bench comprising chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, Justice Raghuvendra S. Rathore and expert member Bik-ram Singh Sajwan made it clear that the conditions put forth by the NGT would be applied mutatis mutandis (making necessary alterations while not affecting the main point at issue) to the conditions mentioned in the environmental    clearance ...
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Behind the Ordinary 18.11.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Reorganisation of districts a bold reform, says CM 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
Reforms to be taken up at panchayat and mandal level
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AP asked to use Munneru water for Nandigama Canal ayacut 18.11.2017 Hindu: National
Telangana says it can irrigate 1.3 lakh acres under Nandigama Canal
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Pollution board urged not to ‘harass’ hoteliers 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Srinagar: The J&K Hoteliers Club on Friday urged the J&K Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) not to harass the hoteliers of Gulmarg in north Kashmir. A JKHC statement said a meeting of the club’s Special Assistance Committee was held where the issue of sewage treatment plants of Gulmarg hotels was discussed. The club urged the JKPCB not to ‘harass the hoteliers of Gulmarg for running STPs as the hotels have zero occupancy’. “The repair and renovation of Boulevard Road hotels should be given priority as the hoteliers need day-to-day upgrade of their establishments,” the statement said. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mohammad Afzal Parray while JKHC chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya and secretary general Tariq Rashid Ghani were also present. TNS Govt forms panel to consolidate SROs Jammu: The government has set up a committee to consolidate all Sadr-e-Riyasat Ordinances (SROs) issued by various departments on the same subject to avoid over-lapping. “The panel  will be headed by Mohammad Rafi ...
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Proposal to convert industrial sludge into bitumen mooted 18.11.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, November 17 In a bid to ensure scientific management of industrial sludge, the Department of Environment has invited proposals from technical experts to convert it into usable bitumen which can be further used in infrastructure projects. Industrial effluents when treated form sludge and its scientific disposal is equally important as it is toxic-ridden and the Central Pollution Control Board has laid down specific parameters for its disposal. According to the officials of the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) operational at Baddi, on an average 1,200 ton sludge is generated from the 1,100 units which send their effluents to this plant from various industrial areas like Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh, Parwanoo and other industrial areas. Other industrial units which dispose their effluents on their own are supposed to ensure that the sludge is not disposed of in the soil or water bodies as it can contaminate the soil and water. Cases of industrial units failing to ensure ...
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New bridge across Pulicat lake remains a pipe dream 18.11.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Parents, students wade througn knee-deep water or take the boat to school
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